Hiding animal abuse

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Re "Utah prosecutor dismisses suddenly high-profile 'ag gag' case" (Tribune, May 1):

I lived in Draper for four years and it sickens me to think that such animal abuse is happening there. It's infuriating that someone was being prosecuted for their effort to expose it. Amy Meyer should be commended for acting on her concern for the animal victims and filming the slaughterhouse.

It's not surprising that the case was dropped. Ag-gag laws are plainly unconstitutional, and an affront to everyone who values truth and the public's right to know. In its attempt to legislate against exposure of animal abuse, agribusiness will find its abusive practices all the more revealed.

Thanks to The Tribune for reporting this matter of great importance to us all.

Mary Finelli

Silver Spring, Md.